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. if obama wins, what will get the credit? same for romney, what would have done it for him? what would history say were the key factors in making one guy the winner and the other the loser? did the campaign party or was it reality that made the call? >> there's a 1950's to mitt romney's feel it's where women stay home. will this be a turn-off in the 21st century or where women vote for the businessman that promises jobs. [captioning made possible by nbc universal] chris: i'm chris matthews. with me today michael duffy, andrea mitchell, kathleen parker and john harris. what will win the difference? for president obama, here's a short must-do list for the two weeks ahead. number one project what he's done into the positive future. ramp up that positive message. obama backs the middle-class. romney can't wait to help the rich. in monday night's debate especially on the issue of libya. and here's a list for romney, keep asking voters are you better off? present yourself as a strong fixer of voters' economic troubles. and look like a commander in chief. this is a tightened race and romney m
not to vote for barack obama again, who voted for him in 2008 and aren't happy with the way things are going. once somebody else to vote for and now that mitt romney is both acceptable because of his debate performances, and it looks like he might actually win, it's easier to jump ship to him. that's the kind of group of people you'll have to watch in some of these tightly fought states. chris: david, your thoughts on this cy war going on in both directions clearly. >> i think obama may be making a mistake in this posture of sitting on a lead. there's a way in which the president has been too defensive, too reticent in his demeanor through the campaign. and if you pull the camera back and look at the last couple of months, there's no question whatever the momentum factor is in these last few days, no question that over that broader period, there has been momentum toward romney. and people he was not really close challenger, he is now. and i think that factor is there. and you can just see it. you can see it in his body language. chris: i can see what obama is trying to do. he's trying to rem
states where this election will be won. the final push has president obama and governor romney fire storming seven critical states across the country in the hunt for 270 electoral votes. is argument -- >> unemployment is falling. manufacturing is coming back. >> the passion. this is an election about big things. about big choices. >> and the ground game. the critical effort to deliver key voting groups to the polls. this morning, we hear about it all from key figures on the ground. all important ohio. can romney win the white house without it? we'll ask the state republican governor, john casic. wisconsin governor scott walker and colorado's democratic governor, john. analysis on what will tip the scales in this tight presidential race. from the round table, from msnbc, rachel maddow, new york times columnist david brooks, washington post columnist, former ceo of hewlett packard, carly. our chief white house correspondent, chuck todd. >>> announcer: from nbc news in washington, "meet the press" with david gregory. >>> good morning on this sunday. as if it wasn't enough to have this
'm lynn berry. after the third debate between president obama and republican nominee mitt romney, there are just 14 days left before american voters choose their next president. according to a cbs news instant polls on uncommitted voters, president obama was a clear two to one victor with 53% saying he won. governor romney got 23%. 24% called it a tie. a cnn orc national poll called it closer with 48% saying obama won while 40% picked obama. for more we go to nbc's steve handlesman who's in florida for us. steve, good morning. >> reporter: hi, lynn. thanks. good morning from boca raton, florida. the debate here last night was clearly the most combative so far. though surprising to some, not on the issue of libya. mitt romney was able to make his larger point, his claim that america is weaker now overseas than it was four years ago. mitt romney and barack obama came to their third and final debate tied in national polls, but their tv audience seemed sure to be smaller. baseball's national league playoffs and monday night viewers got viewers who missed the face-off on muslim extrem
-on-one negotiations over iran's nuclear program, according to obama administration officials, setting the stage for what could be a last-ditch diplomat effort to avoid a military strike on iran. it's been suggested that the talks wait until after the presidential election. but a senior administration official said telling their american counterparts they want to know with whom they would be negotiating. what is your reaction to this? >> well, my reaction is the white house has denied it, so i don't think there's much more to talk about. they denied that. obviously, war is always the last option. no one wants a war. we would hope this could get solved in another way. i think the military option has to be on the table, and both candidates have said that. and i think there is also concern. and i'm not talking about this story but just in general that iran has often used negotiations in the past to buy themselves time. but the white house is denying that story this morning, and therefore there's not much to talk about. >> what they are denying is that there's a final decision. that doesn't mean it'
poll shows that president obama and governor romney are in a dead heat among likely voters. >> that tells you the potential that still exists for the race to be a little unexpected. that is what the campaign is coming down to. each of the candidates are going to their bases. >> the candidates will meet sitting side by side, a much different look than the previous two debates. the first, a more traditional standing debate. the second, a conversation in the round. tonight, the topic is for policy. today the obama campaign released a new ad attacking romney's position. >> president obama ended the iraq war. mitt romney would have left 30,000 troops there and called bringing them home tragic. >> romney is expected to question obama's handling of the violence at the consulate in libya. >> need to assure officials in the u.s. government that they will have proper security. they did not have proper security. >> so on the agenda, iran's nuclear program and israel. both will mention how their policies overseas will the nearly benefit the economy at home. more americans are expressin
and legacy. >>> battleground: florida. president obama and mitt romney getting set to face off here in the sunshe state tomorrow in their final debate. the polls show a razor tight race with voters here potentially holding the key to the white house. we're live in tampa on the front lines. >>> and too young -- a startling new documentary shines a light on how young girls are influenced sexually by pop culture and social media. why you may want to keep a closer eye on what your kids are watching. "today," sunday, october 21st, 2012. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today" decision 2012. battleground: florida with lester holt live from tampa, florida, and jenna wolfe, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to a special edition of "today" on a sunday morning. i'm lester holt reporting from the university of tampa, our first stop in a tour of the three key battleground states in this year's presidential election. we'll be doing this the next few weekends. my colleague, jenna wolfe is back in studio 1a. jenna, good morning,
of the east coast into new england. >>> election sprint. president obama and mitt romney crisscross the country trying to reach every possible voter. >>> what is the cure for romnesia? >> well, obama care covers pre-existing conditions. >>> and pablo sandoval is major league baseball's new mr. >>> and pablo sandoval is major league baseball's new mr. october. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. right now hurricane sandy looks to become a menace for folks all along the u.s. east coast. it's expected to bring high winds and heavy rain and even snow to some areas. early this morning sandy slammed into cuba as a strong category 2 hurricane packing winds of 110 miles per hour. this storm is being blamed for two deaths so far, one in jamaica, one in haiti. so nbc's meteorologist bill karins is tracking this powerful hurricane this morning. bill, what can you tell us? >> we're in the middle of an historic event. it has already hit jamaica and it's over the top of cuba. it's going to head up into the bahamas. for the southeastern u.s. it
' last-minute promises in the push to election day. >>> first lady michelle obama gives jimmy kimmel a gentle message to make sure he and everyone else gets up and votes on election day. >> election, election day! let's go, move! >>> good friday morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry and the east coast is bracing for a direct hit by hurricane sandy. officials are busy making emergency plans. the category 2 storm is churning out in the caribbean where it's being blamed for at least 21 deaths. 11 of those in cuba alone. let's begin with nbc's jay gray. >> sandy's early warning came as the storm lashed the caribbean. violent winds and driving rains battering the islands and cuba take aing the most vicious hit and now the storm turns its attention towards the east coast. >> i have been watching it for the last two or three days and i saw this morning it is headed this way. >> reporter: models show sandy brushing the mid-atlantic through the weekend and targeting the east coast early next week. if the current forecast holds, new york could take a direct hit. >> we've opened the office emergenc
an effect on the obama and romney campaigns. just ten days until the election. it could have a big effect on early voting in several swing states and already both campaigns have cancelled or rescheduled events to get out of the way of the storm. we've got both campaigns covered. we want to begin with kristen welker traveling with the president in new hampshire. good evening. >> reporter: good evening, lester. president obama is facing a big challenge. he's got to juggle campaigning in the final days with managing a potentially devastating storm. now this hurricane has already impacted his schedule to some extent. he was able to make a stop here in new hampshire. this is a small state that carries a lot of significance. president obama trying to get ahead of hurricane sandy which could diminish his campaign schedule this week. today he visited new hampshire, a state with only four electoral votes, but with the race deadlocked, the president can't afford to leave anything to chance. >> ten days, new hampshire! ten days. >> reporter: the president didn't mention the hurricane in his remarks.
scandal are necessary to protect the public. >> the approach of hurricane sandy is forcing the obama and mitt romney seems to be right to their campaign matt. -- to rewrite their campaign map. president obama said mitt romney is offering a re run at past policies. mitt romney join markell rupiah -- joined marco rubio tpday. oday. the obama teams as president obama is ready to stand a case of disaster because of hurricane sandy. >> download our new election mobile app to see a picture of your nearest polling place in keep up to the minute with the campaigns. search and download election 2012 on a smartphone where tablet. >> sandy is causing news already before she is technically affecting us. >> a huge storm. winds running about 500 miles out to the center of the storm. monday looks like the target date. i will talk about that coming up. thank you, mr. speaker, uh, members of congress. in celebration of over 75 years of our government employees insurance company, or most of you know it. ...i propose savings for everyone! i'm talking hundreds here... and furthermore.. newcas
debate, president obama and that romney are making their final pleas to those in swing states. daniel has more from washington. >> after a late night in florida, mitt romney was at the airport early. heading straight for nevada, a swing state that could be leading towards president obama. obama state and florida, also swing state, turning his attention away from last night 'foreign policys debate to hear at,. >> i laid out a plan for jobs and middle class security. unlike mitt romney, i am actually proud to talk about what is in it. >> spoke about the plan and a 20 page booklet just released along with a new tv advertisement. >> read my plan, compared to governor romney's and decide which is better for you. >> the latest from the ad is focusing on last night tiered >> he said america had dictated other nations. america has not dictated other nations. we have it freed other nations. >> romney accused the president of not showing leadership overseas. >> nor in the world is america's influence greater today than it was four years ago. >> obama portrayed mitt romney as inconsistent in the mid
in august governor romney has a slight lead over president obama. the latest washington post abc poll of likely voters showed romney ahead of the president 49% to 48%. that was only after rounding off the decimal points and since the numbers are within the margin of error, the two candidates are in a virtual tie. >>> well, the time to press the flesh is getting short for the candidates as they try to lock in every last vote before november 6th. nbc's tracie pots has the details for us from washington. tracie, good morning. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. they're doing it by crisscrossing this country hitting the battleground states. let's talk about governor romney. he is in nevada and iowa today. he'll be in ohio, a couple of stops there tomorrow after last night rallying with his running mate, paul ryan, in a huge rally in colorado. in addition to that washington post abc poll there is a virtual tie in the latest reuters poll. he's only one point behind. essentially a tie. and he says that president obama is slipping because he's promoting the same ideas, nothing new for the next f
demanded action against these types of establishments. >> commitment 2012 hits over drive. president obama and mitt romney are crisscrossing the country tonight, frantically making their case to the voters with less than two weeks until election day. our washington bureau reporter is in washington with that story. >> this is one of the busiest days on the trail when he kicks off a campaign extravaganza. president obama is logging lots of travel time on air force one -- some 5,300 miles with stops in multiple states. first, iowa. >> we are going to pull an all- nighter. we are starting here and going to colorado. the nevada, then florida, virginia, ohio. >> getting a head start in the buckeye state is the vice president and his competition, paul ryan. mitt romney is following in nevada. >> the president is unable to find an agenda, communicate an agenda and defend an agenda. that's why we know he's out of ideas and out of excuses and in november, you're going to put them out of office. >> with 13 days and counting -- >> there's not much time left. >> the governor got a boost from clint east
, president obama is hoping for the backing of young people as he gets ready for a visit to mtv. but as hallie jackson reports, it may not be as easy as it was four years ago to dip into the fountain of youth voters. >> experts say there's less excitement among young people this year, even though a couple college students we spoke with said that specific reasons they are headed to the polls november 6. >> he is excited to vote for the president the first time ever. and some agree it is a great thing. >> i think is important that everybody votes. >> it is important that everyone a lot of their plight to be heard. >> one is for obama. >> his health-care plan is beneficial and i think it will help my family. >> the other pro romney. >> the national debt plan. court's but mitt romney and upheld battle when it comes to voters under 30. two-thirds of them voted for president obama and 2008. net be a cakewalk for obama. a poll showing less enthusiasm among the younger crowd. >> he needs to get turnout among the youth vote out. >> like he did before the midterm elections, president obama is headed to
to go, new polling, the marist poll in colorado, showing a dead heat with romney and obama at 48, and nevada, obama has a slight lead, then the state of ohio, peter alexander traveling with the romney campaign in defiance, ohio, good evening peter. >> reporter: brian, good evening to you, these days the "o" in ohio could be optimism, this is the most confident mitt romney we've seen all year, and despite the polls showing the race is neck and neck, romney is telling the crowds that he will win. weaving his way from cincinnati to the town of defiance, romney claimed the opponent's theme of change four years ago. >> these challenges are big challenges, this election, therefore, is a big choice, and america wants to see big changes and we'll bring big changes to get america stronger again. >> reporter: seeking an edge in the battle of ideas, governor romney said president obama's campaign lacks vision. >> the obama campaign doesn't have a plan, the obama campaign is slipping because he is talking about smaller and smaller things. despite the fact america has such huge challenges. >>
president and will sort of continue to muddle along. you know, i think broadly president obama puts much more emphasis on reducing inequality and governor romney puts more emphasis on growth. to tell you we want everything, reduce inequality and improve growth and governor romney may say something about inequality but it implies slower growth under president obama, maybe not for middle-income americans and faster growth under romney. although, of course, we don't know exactly romney's plan, but i think what he has in mind is a big tax cut reagan, bush like, hopefully improving the tax system. i don't know if he could really believe that would balance the budget or be neutral right away, but i think he believes he can much improve growth and over the long run things would balance out. president obama, you know, says while we are well in to this, housing's picking up and things are gradually healing and if you are patient things will be a lot better under me, too. >> what about the fiscal cliff? we are obviously going off the fiscal cliff at the end of the year when the tax cuts expire. we
, president obama fires some schwab barbs while governor romney emphasizes where the two agree. >> in the 1980s or now, calling to ask for their foreign policy back. >> attacking me is not an agenda. >> this morning reaction from both running mates. vice president joe biden and congressman paul ryan as the campaign enters the two-week sprint to election day today, tuesday, october 23rd, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," decision 2012, with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on this tuesday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. >> the presidential debates wrapped up with a high-energy performance from president obama. meanwhile, governor romney criticized the president for his foreign policy record over the last four years, and it had a different feel from any of the other two. >> yeah. we have had three very distinct debates. debate season is over. two weeks to election day, but here's how it's all playing out this morning in the papers. the headline in "usa today," obam
-day forecast in a few minutes. >> in the a race for the white house, it's not the final sprint but barack obama and an army and their running mates hurried from battleground to battleground in a frenzy of campaigning that suits a contest to close to call. with the to washington for more on the intense race. >> the polls are so close that all kinds of combinations of winds in the various battleground states could lead to an obama or romney victory. they are trying to hit them all. >> mitt romney and paul ryan's swing state stork -- swing state toward split up. closing onthey're the president. >> he is out of ideas and out of excuses and in november, you are going to put him out of office. >> ryan went to ohio where he and romney closed up five. get to 1. >> mitt romney and i believe in true compassion and upward mobility. >> colorado could be key. thousands cheered the republican ticket. the obama lead in this state has disappeared. to slow the slide, barack obama will visit five swing states. >> we're going to pull an all- nighter. >> starting in iowa where his lead is down to two points. >> yo
-halloween hit. al is live in florida. >>> the battleground. with 11 days unt the election president obama and governor romney step up their messages to voters in ohio while the fbi investigates a case of alleged voter fraud and intimidation in another key swing state. >>> and where in the world is matt lauer? for the first time ever, he is late for work, but there's a good reason why today, friday, october 26th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a freaky friday morning. i'm savannah guthrie, and i have to say this is a very unusual way to start the show. there's no matt, but apparently he is on his way, and i think we do have a camera with him outside. ♪ >> okay. there he is. is that a motorized surf board he's riding in? we'll be asking why does he do this? part of a segment we're doing a little bit later, and a couple of guys are responsible for videos that have more than 24 million hits online. >> so sorry. >> i am so sorry. >> you are late. >> this storm
president. obama. a new president romney, pardon me. >> time for new bold changes that measure up to the moment, that can bring the americans families to the certainty that the future will be better than the past. >> reporter: speaking to a construction plant that benefitted from mr. obama's help, he blasted the opponent. >> we're the nine million jobs that the president promised. >> reporter: president obama targeted the most loyal supporters without ever leaving washington, courting young voters now on tv. >> we now have to go directly to the source, the colleges and universities and say you have to work on cutting tuition. >> reporter: later, working on the undecideds. >> the major election in any issue is can you count on the person you're putting into the oval office, fighting for you, having a clear set of convictions. >> reporter: meanwhile, the romney campaign's national co--chair, john sununu, criticized them of using stereotypes. >> how lazy, detached he is. >> reporter: backing away from new comments on cnn's questioning why colin powell endorsed the president. >> when
for -- >> kicking off their final 14 days toward the election. a split screen sprint to the finish. barack obama zeroing in on his opponent's trustworthiness. >> everything he's doing right now, is to hide his reposition and win this election. you can trust that i say what i mean. and i mean what i say. >> reporter: mitt romney near las vegas, arguing that president obama's campaign is about attacks. not solutions. >> we haven't heard an agenda from the president, that's why his campaign is taking on water and our campaign is full speed ahead. >> reporter: early voters streaming to the polls, both sides are flooding the airwaves. hoping their last minute message will resonate with undecided voters. >> we're not there yet. but we've made real progress. the last thing we should do is turn back now. >> the romney campaign already touting its performance in last night's foreign policy debate. >> america has not dictated other nations. we have freed other nations from dictators. >> reporter: to emphasize his closing argument, the president unveiled a 20 page booklet detailing a series of previously r
-up the al qaeda attack. an iranian nuclear weapons. president obama will. and he killed osama bin laden and ended the war in iraq. fines of voters still mr. obama would better have a foreign-policy in the future it than mr. romney. >> it is difficult to imagine people who have not made up their mind. >> i just want the economy to go up and up. >> vice-president biden. >> america is coming back. 5.2 million jobs. >> paul ryan was in colorado. >> all i am saying is help us. >> this coupled cast early ballots for romney-ryan today in ohio. cook's first time around i voted for obama, because i thought change was needed. i still think change is needed. >> for those who still think another side by side look is needed, there is tonight's debate. >> with both the national league baseball playoff and monday night football on at the same time as the debate, steve handelsman, wbal-tv 11 news. >> here in maryland, early voting gets under way this weekend. marylanders are filling a seat in congress, choosing to u.s. senators, and voting for seven crucial issues on the ballot. sheldon dutes is live a
obama and romney, the subject, afghanistan, libya, iran, your world. >>> political poll position. the race is tightening with 15 days before america votes. latest numbers ahead. >>> and lance armstrong speaks out for the first time about the turmoil he has faced over the past few weeks. details right now. >> this is "early today" for monday, october 22nd, 2012. >>> a very good morning to you. i'm veronica de la cruz. heading into tonight's third and final presidential debate, our new nbc news "wall street journal" poll shows election night could be a cliffhanger with the candidates now dead even. chuck todd breaks down the numbers. >> reporter: the new nbc news "wall street journal" poll shows the candidates in a 47-47 tie among likely voters. in mid september, the president led 50-45. the numbers show an evenly divided country overall. the president's job approval holding steady at 49%. economic approval down at 46%. foreign policy approval at 49%. the poll also shows a clear enthusiasm gap. the president has a 49-44 lead among all registered voters, but that 47-47 tie among lik
between president obama and governor romney could not be closer, raising the stakes even higher for tonight's third and final presidential debate. >>> and he walked away. a man steps into the path of an oncoming car. the split-second move that saved his life today, monday, october 22nd, 2012. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today, decision 2012" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome a special split edition of today on this monday morning, debate day, i'm savannah guthrie. >> i'm willie geist in this morning for matt. more on those new poll numbers and tonight's final presidential debate here at lynn university in boca raton. they will do that on the stage behind me here, that in just a moment. first, savannah, your heart goes out to the victims of the mass shooting in suburban milwaukee. >> the terrible story, willey. the alleged shooter now identified as 45-year-old radcliffe haughton. police say he opened fire at a busy salon on sunday morning, killing three people and wounding f
of the obama campaign solidified long ago, stevie, bruce, usually some brooks and done. he joins us in a setting a campaign has accentuated with hay bales in case anyone misses the point we are in iowa. we begin with the national poll numbers. neck and neck ever since his lackluster performance at the first debate. >> i don't think this is unusual. in debate settings, you are going to have good nights and bad nights. you have a bad night. keep in mind, there wasn't anything i said in that debate that wasn't true. there wasn't anything that changed the fact that we have to focus on making sure we are creating good manufacturing jobs in this country and that manufacturing growth is the highest since 1990s. it continues to be the case that governor romney's numbers don't add up. it continues to be the case that we have a very specific plan for bringing down our deficit and putting people back to work. >> how is it that with what, 13 days to go, you are fighting for your life in a 47/47 race? >> well, actually, i think we always knew this was going to be a close race from the start. and
, florida, for the third and final debate between president barack obama and former governor mitt romney. when they leave the stage tonight after 90 minutes together, these two men are not expected to see one another again until after the election two weeks from now. it is safe to say neither campaign in either its wildest dreams nor worst fears expected to be in a dead heat with 15 days to go. but that's what our national poll shows. as of tonight, our nbc news national polling has it this way. 47% obama, 47% romney. tonight's topic is foreign affairs. our moderator, bob schieffer of cbs news. last time these two men debated, it was instantly labeled the most contentious event of its kind in the modern political era. a lot of it had to do with body lang age as they circled each other. tonight they'll be seated and thankfully separated by the moderator, all of this happening in a critical battleground state of florida. so without further delay, we'll go now to the moderator, bob schieffer, who will be leading us through tonight's debate. >> good evening from the campus of lynn university
with president obama. behind the scenes at rallies and on air force one. this morning, rare access with the countdown to the election now at 12 days. >>> and -- >> mr. malveaux, i want to confirm you understand we are recording this phone conversation. >> one of the d.c. area snipers speaks out about his crimes, insanity, and solitary confinement. >> i wouldn't wish it on anyone. i wouldn't wish this on anyone. >> lee boyd malveaux with surprising revelations and a shocking new allegation in what he says will be his final interview "today," thursday, october 25th, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a busy thursday morning. i'm savannah gurthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. hurricane sandy made landfall, wind gusts of about 114 miles an hour. >> that storm is being blamed on at least two deaths in the caribbean. and as we said, forecasters are worried about a scenario that could pose big trouble for much of the east coast. al's been studying the latest models, and we'll get to his forecast straight ahead. >>> also ahead, an arr
's debate made up some mines and motivated the supporters of both candidates. president obama tried out his closing campaign argument in delray beach, charging mitt romney cannot be trusted. >> everything he is doing right now is to hide his real position and try to win this election. florida, you know me. you can trust that i say what i mean. >> but at the debate, the president's mulct mitt romney concerns about the shrinking u.s. navy. >> governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets. >> he keeps taking cheap shots. that is not presidential. >> but mitt romney held his ground. >> i don't see our influence growing around the world, i see it reseeding. >> i think mitt romney had a tactical decision to look presidential, look above the fray. that was obviously an appeal toward moderate women and in general.s >> 1 floridians who said he was leaning toward romney now says he is leaning away. >> it is definitely a coin toss. >> the election looks like a coin toss. mitt romney when the key swing state, nevada. the battleground map still seems to favor obama. they could lose in this day, when
for the polls, president obama and governor romney are engaged in a fast and furious campaign blitz, the president launching an assault in some of the places vital to his election. he is on a two day trip, spending the night on air force one. romney is calling it a sign of being desperate, even as romney was racking up his own air milings. we'll check in with the romney camp, but first, brian williams has been given full access to the campaign swing. he checks in tonight from denver. >> reporter: well, lester, good evening, having approached both campaigns about getting access and spending time with them as we get close today finds us in the middle of roughly 24 hours riding along during several stops with the obama campaign. earlier today that meant a stop in iowa. we had an opportunity to sit down with the president, all of that, by the way, for a special package on tomorrow evening's broadcast of "rock center." i started out today asking him where he finds himself in this race right now. how is it that with what 13 days to go -- you are fighting for your life in a 47-47-race? >>
conducted her early this month on her way to school. they found her body five days later. president obama made a stop on late-night tv last night here on tv 11. he. with jay leno in the middle of his eight state campaign list. one of the topics, the president debate performance. >> let me ask you, but first one was the roughest. >> everything i was saying was true, but if you do not have the energy and the presentation to make people kind of snap up and say okay, i get it, you are not doing your job. >> we will tell you what is next on his campaign. >> the need for speed is being satisfied on a 40 mile strip between austin and san antonio, texas. they opened the fastest highway in america. highway 130 has posted speed limit of 85 miles per hour. i know you would love that, stan stovall. they give you the option of writing their instead of 35. would you feel safe driving on a highway with a speed limit of 85? you can share your response on, on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail at >> i wouldn't pay extra to drive fast. ok. 5:11. first, apple unveiled i
it seems to be anybody's race. the new "washington post" poll shows president obama in the lead by four points but a fox news poll conducted last week has mitt romney ahead by two. keep in mind both leads are within the margins of error. in the past three elections voters here in virginia have picked the winning candidate so it's clear the road to 1600 pennsylvania avenue may run straight through the state of virginia. it wasn't all that long ago that virginia was better known for its civil war battlegrounds than its political ones. for ten straight presidential elections the republican candidate came out on top, but then in 2008, virginia voters went for barack obama. >> virginia! >> it was interesting because he kind of road tde the wave and h swayed a lot of districts that had been traditionally republican. >> while the 2008 vote here closely mirrored the rest of the country, virginia has actually fared better economically. its unemployment rate is below the national average from its fast growing washington, d.c., suburbs to the huge military presence around norfolk, a lot of governm
days to go with the race for the white house in the final stretch. president obama and mitt romney crisscross the country, hitting key battleground states. but will sandy put a damper on their campaigning? >>> and he's bringing sorry back. just a week after he said i do, justin timberlake is saying "i apologize" to his fans. we'll tell you why. today is saturday, october 27th, 2012. >> from nbc news, this is "today" with lester holt and andrea canning. live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning. welcome to "today" on a saturday morning. i'm lester holt. >> and i'm andrea canning. so happy to be here. thank you for having me. >> great to have you. you brought your umbrella, boots and maybe a boat. >> it's a big weekend. i love how you tell me you'll be living on granola bars the next few days. >> i'm in the middle of it. they say stock up on supplies. this could be a bad one. all eyes on this storm. >> all eyes on tropical storm sandy this morning as it slowly makes its way up the east coast. >> it was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm. right now it's
, president obama and mitt romney continued on the campaign trail today as hurricane sandy heads for the united states. with just 10 days to go until election day, the president greeted supporters in new hampshire today, where he took a swipe at governor romney's promises of big change, saying he's offering a rerun of past g.o.p. poll sills. the obama camp has yet to cancel any stops because of the hurricane, but the president's team says they are keeping a close eye on sandy, just in case the president has to respond to disaster areas. and for mitt romney, well, he joined florida senator marco rubio in pensacola. romney expressed confidence that he'll soon be occupying the white house, telling the crowd of 10,000, "we're going to win this." >> very interesting. all right. back to sandy, which has been the talk for the last couple of days. i tried to vote early today in towson and the same thing, people are trying to get a jump on the storm. >> i ran into people in the parking lot in the store today and they're working on getting everything set up and prepared. i took an awning d
as to whether charges are appropriate. >> attended tonight's commitment 2012 report, president obama and mitt romney go across the country today, making their case to voters with just less than two weeks until election day. the president kicked off his two day campaign tour today. he traveled 5,300 miles a day, making stops in iowa, colorado, and denver and the stop in los angeles for the tonight show with jay leno. mitt romney was in we know -- in reno. >> thuis race is ro -- this race is too close to call. coming out of the debates, it is a toss up for either candidate. >> new polls from several key battleground states, including virginia and ohio, show the race been a virtual tie. donald trump's bombshell turned out to be another event to get the president to release his college records and passport document. donald trump would write a check. -- when the documents are released. his deadline is october 31. this is the second time he's asked the president to publicize this kind of inflation. last year he was seen as the leader of the birther movement and the question where the president was
debate on foreign policy that occasionally seem harsh, president obama and former governor romney clashed tonight in florida. kerry cavanaugh or is in baltimore county with the local debate between congressman robert berger -- congressman roberts murder. >> -- ruppersberger. the tv audience seemed sure to be smaller. one night football and the major league playoffs but many of the viewers. >> i congratulate him on taking out osama bin laden and going after the leadership of al qaeda, but we cannot kill our way out of this mess. i am glad to recognize that al qaeda is a threat because a few months ago when you ask what was that these geopolitical threat facing america, you said russia, not al qaeda. what we need to do with the threats in the middle east this strong, steady leadership, not wrong and reckless leadership. >> i am not going to wear rose colored glasses when it comes to russia or mr. putin. now there are some 10,000 centrifuges spin and uranium. they are a threat to the united states and the world and that is unacceptable to us. it is essential for president to show str
are crisscrossing the country today hoping to get votes. president obama will cover more than 5,000 miles and mitt romney is keeping up the pace. traci mitchell has the story. >> that is a nevada welcome. >> hello, florida. >> it is a sprint across the country. >> we love you guys. >> ohio!. >> ohio gloom as large as the place to be. president obama is headed back there later this week. >> if you stand with us and knock on doors with me, make some phone calls with me, we will win montgomery county again. we will win ohio again. >> romney plans to hit ohio hard today, heading there today. if both campaigns are trying to get their supporters out to vote early. >> i want you to make sure to begin voting early. early voting has already started. >> with the race so close in these final days, the candidates are spending big bucks, nearing $1 billion on advertising. >> i will lead you in an open and honest way. i asked for your vote. i would like to be the next president to support this great nation. >> it's an honor to be your president and i'm asking for your votes so together we can keep moving americ
policy different from president bush? >> there is a disconnect between the narrative that president obama is giving about the world in large and the reality. very similar to what happened in iraq, learn from bush's mistakes, and learn from obama's mistakes. be smart, listen to your commanders, don't over-sell. >> reporter: obama is trying to sell his successes, the osama bin laden killing, the draw-down in afghanistan. aides say mr. romney will turn the attention back to the economy, saying you can't be strong abroad if you are weak at home. the president's challenge goes beyond the debate hall. according to our polls, there are doubts about what the debate will look like. only 4% say the second term should be like the first. as soon as this debate is over, the election rubber hits the road early in person voting kicking off in two more battleground states today, colorado and wisconsin, and voting in some fashion is in all nine of the closest swing states. and brian, as you know it will be a week of traveling. the president will hit eight of the nine states in a 48-hour stretch beginning
the nation, president barack obama and mitt romney are hoping the next 13 days prove to be lucky with the debate now until the rearview mirror, they are engaging in a cross country race to get some votes. tracey mitchell joins us live from our washington bureau. >> a wonderful morning. i can tell you that in the race of the white house, these men are really taking some miles. the president will travel today more than 5,000 miles. mitt romney will keep up the pace. each campaign dedicating to close out the race. as a obama has campaigned in high of many -- more than any other state. he is heading back this week. mitt romney will also be there this week. paul ryan will deliver a speech on the economy today. it comes one day after the president released a 20 page booklet outlining his plan for the next four years. >> where exactly where the candidates be making the stock today? >> so many, i have to use my cheat sheet. president obama will be in iowa, colorado, california, a nevada, them florida. he is spending the night on air force one. mitt romney will be in nevada, then iowa and
, which is a must win state for him. >> president obama bluecross the country -- flew across the country today. >> barack obama made his marathon effort part of his message. he started the day, he had been in iowa, on the tonight show in los angeles, in nevada for a late rally, and then get a call to colin powell after the general endorsed him on cbs. >> at 9:00 a.m. in florida, the biggest swing state, where the president trails by two points. >> i have a plan that actually create jobs, and unlike mitt romney, i am proud to talk about that plan. >> nationwide, the obama lead with women has disappeared. republican senate candidate on tuesday said if a woman gets pregnant after being raped, it is god's will. mitt romney was on the move in his must win state, ohio. he was in cincinnati at 11:00. >> the path we are on does not have an answer about how to get our economy going. >> he has cut the president's ohio lead from six to 2. >> he is talking about smaller and smaller things, despite the fact that america has such a huge challenges. this is such an opportunity for america. that is why
is still on the ohio. >> and on the economy of, of course. mitt romney and barack obama -- >> we have the latest from washington. >> no republican has ever won the white house without winning ohio. this year's nominees campaigning like he thinks that is still the rule. mitt romney took a break from his ohio marathon and went to iowa. >> we will create 12 million new jobs. we will see rising take-home pay. >> the former governor has improved his poll numbers because more voters dislike him. >> mitt romney used to be upside down in terms of his likability. >> back in ohio, a pretty town in the key swing state, kathy voted for barack obama in 2008, but decided to switch after she went to see mitt romney. >> i believe his promises. >> the president ended his campaign marathon in ohio last night. he is arguing 2% growth in the third quarter is better than expected. stick with me and my plan, the president urged radio listeners. >> governor romney is economic plans are reverting back to the same policies i inherited that led us to the slowest job growth in 50 years. >> he still leads in ohi
until election day, president obama is hoping for the backing of young people as he gets ready for a visit to mtv. hallie jackson tells us it may not be as much of a slam dunk as it was four years ago. good morning. >> hello. that is because experts say this year there is less excitement among younger voters about the election. although some college students we spoke with said in a specific reasons for hitting the polls. >> i am ready. >> william is excited to vote for the president for the first time ever nephew's old enough, some of his college classmates agree it is a great thing. >> it is important everyone votes. >> it is important that everyone lets their voice be heard. >> there boating two different ways. >> one is for obama. >> his health care plan should help my family. >> other pro-romney. >> the national debt plan. >> but mitt romney have a bottle when it comes to voters under 30. two-thirds of them voted for president obama and 2008. a harford poll showing less enthusiasm among the younger plan. >> the youth vote will not come out as much as it did in 2008. but he
-- should prt obama win, most investors should expect taxes to go up substantially and so we have to prepare for the possibility of a rising tax picture and maybe even rising inflation scenario. the fed under president obama has kept interest rates really low, kind of artificially, printing money to do that, but that comes with ramifications and that could lead to higher interest rates, higher inflation so i would prepare yourself in that eventuality. should governor romney win, investors have to look for a reduction in spending, specifically on certain sectors. so talk to your adviser about which sectors in the economy and stock market are vulnerable should governor romney win. >> and stay with us. coming up next, it's john, carrie and the "sunday gardener." >> i thought it was interesting to talk about the fact that pumpkins come in all sizes, the tiny ones or the big ones. and once you get the pumpkin, you've got to do something with it so we're talking about pumpkins today. in >> good morning and welcome to your sunday gardener," i'm john collins along with carrie engel. it's time to tal
and the election them power of the presidency. what obama or romney would mean to the markets and the economy. >>> then the bombshell accusations by a banker turned whistle-blower. my interview with greg smith about why he left one of the most prestigious financial firms in the world and the charges he makes. what was the last straw for you? >>> cooking up the formula for success for small businesses. the difference between the winners and losers. the "wall street journal report" begins right now. >>> here's a look at what is making news as we head in to a new week on wall street. encouraging news about the economy. the gdp grew at a better than expected rate, up 2% for the third quarter. the gdp is the broadest overall measure of the size and strength of the u.s. economy. economists were expecting a growth rate of 1.8%. the number buoyed by an increase in consumer spending and stronger housing market. the air went out of stocks midweek. the dow fell 250 points on wednesday after poor earnings news and the market was flat later in the week. big multinationals did not farewell in earnings. cat
president obama for a second term. powell had also endorsed obama back in 2008. on monday, meanwhile, former president bill clinton will campaign together with president obama in three swing states, florida, ohio and virginia. president obama's already hitting those states today. romney is also in ohio today and the republican super pac, meanwhile, has released a new ad that features clint eastwood who warns that america could not survive a second obama term. >>> hurricane sandy's blamed for at least three deaths in the caribbean. sandy made landfall today in southern cuba with heavy rain and winds topping 110 miles per hour. it lashed parts of haiti and jamaica on wednesday. >>> an arrest in the death of jessica ridgeway. 17-year-old austin reed sigg appears in court today in connection with the girl's death. ridgeway disappeared earlier this month while walking to her elementary school. her body was found five days later. officials say sigg will also face charges in the attempted kidnapping of a 22-year-old jogger back in may. >>> a michigan man whose wife's death last month was tied to th
england could be in its track. >>> closing strategies. president obama and governor romney criss-crossing the untry with just 13 days to go until the election, but how will a rough day on wall street impact the mood of undecided voters on main street? >>> and pretty in pink. a first look at justin timberlake and jessica biel's wedding as the couple opens up about their magical ceremony today, wednesday, october 24th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie. this morning people in jamaica bracing for a direct hit from sandy. >> residents are busy, very busy, boarding up their homes and stocking up on supplies, and depending on where this storm goes it has the potential to cause real problems for southern florida and even parts of the east coast as well. al is going to explain the track of that storm coming up in just a couple of minutes. >> all right. also, we'll talk about a
president obama as actual ballot. >> and a vote early in nevada. i have come to nevada to ask you for your vote. >> the president visited vegas as part of the rowland campaign for this weekend. crisscrossing the country from colorado, to california or irritate the tonight show. >> we are pulling an all- nighter. no sleep. >> mitt romney also visited nevada. >> we all know he is out of ideas and out of excuses. and in november you will put him out of office. several polls put him even with obama. as we head into the homestretch, political experts point out that national polls matter less than once in a key swing states where the battle will likely come back to the wire. >> the state complied are iowa, wisconsin, new hampshire, those are the ones coming down to the last sort of minute deciding who is going to win. >> and some of these last minute states will be in the spotlight today, too, is that have been. president obama will be a florida and virginia wrapping up a 24 hour toure. mitt romney goes through ohio. >> we understand both candidates waiting in on the indiana senate comments sayi
. in china. this is really -- this is maybe the most right now. obama/romney stock away from the business and obama's people, made it clear they won't sell the remaining stake in gm. tim massen said the same thing, and the disposal agent. romney's camp indicated they will take gm immediately. they will sell that stock, so that's a pretty by near situation. you will get results from ralph lauren. will they be the next company that we thought was doing well and europe slowed? the stock went down 13 points, but that won't be enough. anything negative at all on the call, ralph lauren trades hard, up and down on very little volume. please be careful. there are huge numbers reporting, companies reporting on thursday, including exon. i think that will be just fine, by the way. i want to hear from little chart industries, the company as an important recommendation, and key to our nation's attempt to harness natural gas. it's a huge cost control for the whole conversion. we'll be on it. kellogg is a trade and there was a time when kellogg was consistent, consistent, consistent. i think you want to
americans to protect israel. >> both president obama and mitt romney will hammer home their message that the other guy is worse for america. >> mitt romney has bolstered his way into proving he can be commander in chief. the president has proved he can be commander-in-chief on the job. >> the president is all talk and no action. he talked about getting rid of al qaeda and terrorism, and we had that horrible disaster in libya. >> overall, the economy at home is still a hot issue for voters. >> it is hard to divorce domestic economic issues from foreign policy issues, whether gas prices or the trade deficit or the economic situation in greece or in spain. >> whether on the economy or some of these international issues, both candidates will be hoping to showcase their leadership abilities. new polls show the race getting tighter than ever. >> it should be interesting. you mentioned we will likely hear about the relationship between israel and iran and the war in afghanistan. what other topics might they be discussing tonight? >> most of the topics relate to the middle east. there was o
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